The work of Bernhard Riemann is discussed under the perspective of present day mathematics and physics, and with a prospective view toward the future, too. Against the (unfortunately rather widespread) trend—which predominantly dominated national scientific societies in Europe during the last century—of strictly classifying the work of scientists with the aim to constrain them to separated ...

The definitive story of the Riemann Hypothesis, a fascinating and epic mathematical mystery that continues to challege the world. In 1859, Bernhard Riemann, a little-known thirty-two year old mathematician, made a hypothesis while presenting a paper to the Berlin Academy titled “On the Number of Prime Numbers Less Than a Given Quantity.”

With the history of post-Napoleonic Europe as a lush backdrop, John Derbyshire's Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics attempts to unpack the problem itself; on the other hand, Karl Sabbagh's The Riemann Hypothesis: The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics has a far lighter treatment of the math, focusing on "the humanity of mathematicians," in particular those mathematicians working on the RH on the cusp of the 21st century. Both achieve ...

Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics | The Riemann Hypothesis is a harder topic for popular treatment than many of the other famous problems of mathematics, because even stating it requires at least a basic understanding of complex functions...

Bernhard Riemann 1826–1866: Turning Points in the Conception of Mathematics: Laugwitz, Detlef, Shenitzer, Abe: 9780817647766: Books - Amazon.ca